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Eastenders [News, Spoilers and Discussion]

  • 26-03-2009 3:35pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    It has been announced that [URL="javascript: searchGossip('Kara Tointon')"]Kara Tointon[/URL] and [URL="javascript: searchGossip('Ricky Groves')"]Ricky Groves[/URL], who play Dawn and Garry, will be leaving EastEnders. The pair's contracts have not been renewed, and they will leave Albert Square in ‘a dramatic storyline’ to air in summer. Kara, said, ‘It has been the best four years of my life. I will always hold the show dear to my heart.’ Ricky added, ‘It has been wonderful playing Garry. But I am looking forward to new things.’
    good riddance to bad rubbish



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,138 ✭✭✭foxy06

    Won't miss Dawn but will defo miss Garry he was hilarious!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭angel01

    I will miss Dawn, find Garry a bit pointless these days

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz
    EastEnders favourite Jessie Wallace is to make a sensational return to Albert Square.
    The actress, who played feisty barmaid Kat Slater in the soap, has told friends she is heading back to Walford in the role that made her famous.
    A BBC source revealed: “Jessie is very excited about playing Kat again. She’s been off screen for a few years and a lot has happened since she was last in the show.
    “She feels the time is right for a return and says she can’t wait to get back into the Square and stuck into some meaty storylines.”

    I really dont see Kat working without Alfie

  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭MILF

    Aw, Alfie!!! They need a loudmouth like Kath back! Roxy and Ronnie seem to be poor alternatives, as is Shirley!

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 801 ✭✭✭jobucks

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 250 ✭✭Eddie_1980

    If Kat returns back without Alfie won't that be a slap in the face to her happy fairytale ending that she waited for so long to get and then finally achieved it with him?

    I don't actually want her back. She's too gobby.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 467 ✭✭Tupins

    Can't remember when Kat left. did she leave with Alfie? I remember him leaving the square and Kat had packed her suitcase 'just in case' but he never asked her to come with him.

    Didn't she go to America or something after that?

    And where are the rest of the Slaters? Zoe, Little Mo, Lynn?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,943 ✭✭✭abouttobebanned

    Tupins wrote: »
    Can't remember when Kat left. did she leave with Alfie? I remember him leaving the square and Kat had packed her suitcase 'just in case' but he never asked her to come with him.

    Didn't she go to America or something after that?

    And where are the rest of the Slaters? Zoe, Little Mo, Lynn?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭angel01

    Eddie_1980 wrote: »
    If Kat returns back without Alfie won't that be a slap in the face to her happy fairytale ending that she waited for so long to get and then finally achieved it with him?

    I don't actually want her back. She's too gobby.

    Would love Kat and all the slaters to come back. Love the Slaters

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭useful_contacts

    MILF wrote: »
    Aw, Alfie!!! They need a loudmouth like Kath back! Roxy and Ronnie seem to be poor alternatives, as is Shirley!

    Sure stacys the new bigmouthed slapper (aka kats clone)

    I love Shirley- so funny:D

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    Former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook is to make a shock comeback to Albert Square as Sam Mitchell.
    Despite Kim Medcalf being the last actress to play the character, the 35-year-old is due to return to filming with the soap this summer.
    The Mitchell sibling was last seen escaping to Brazil pending the trial for Den Watts's murder.
    Speaking of her comeback, Westbrook told The Sun: "I'm really happy - it feels just like coming home.
    "I'm looking forward to working with the others and I can't wait to get the scripts to see what Sam has been up to since she was last in the Square."
    Executive producer Diederick Santer added: "It feels like a great time to bring back Sam."
    Last month, it was rumoured that producers at the Walford soap were in talks with Westbrook in the hope of penning a return which would be "the talk of soapland for months".
    Another of the soap's returnees Patsy Palmer, who plays Bianca Jackson, subsequently revealed that she would 'love for Danniella to return to the show'.

    The other actress who played Sam was so much better

    If Sam returns doesnt she go straight to jail for her part in Den's murder and cover up

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭Ann22

    Daniella Westbrook has adenoid problems (nowt to do with the single nostril thing) something similar to Sarah Platt...very bunged up snottery people when they cry. The other one to play Sam looks like a duck.....the lips continue up the sides of her face after her actual mouth the Joker a bit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭dlambirl

    Took a while to get used to the other sam after daneilla left and now they want to change her around again??

    Its like Pippa in Home and Away all over again!!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    Heather Trott gets the shock of her life in a few weeks' time when she realises that she is pregnant, sparking a 'who's the daddy?' mystery.

    Phil is rumoured to be the daddy

  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭babel2

    there is talk that jane and masood have an affair while tanya has a one night stand with charlie.

  • Registered Users Posts: 893 ✭✭✭joey54

    babel2 wrote: »
    there is talk that jane and masood have an affair while tanya has a one night stand with charlie.

    The Jane and Masood one I can believe, there's been a bit of a connection forming between the two of them lately. Tanya and Charlie?? Now that would be funny!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    Nick Cotton gets his comeuppance when he tries to cause trouble for the Mitchell clan.

    The Albert Square waster causes *Billy and Phil to have a massive bust-up – but then they turn on him.

    It all starts when badboy Nick blackmails Billy for £200 by threatening to tell Jay the truth about his dad’s death.

    Our Walford source said: “Billy has felt guilty ever since Jason died because he knows that instead of saving himself he could have done more to help Jason.

    “He’s terrified Jay will find out about it and is under pressure to come up with the pay-off.”

    Heading back to the Vic, desperate *Billy takes £100 from Phil’s *wallet – but Phil walks in and catches him.

    In the confrontation that follows, Phil hits Billy, blaming him for stealing all the cash that’s missing from the pub’s till.

    Our source said: “Billy reveals Nick is blackmailing him and Phil decides to give him a chance.

    “The two are cousins after all – and the Mitchells always stick together.

    “They have a frank talk and Billy says he’s doing everything he can for Jay. He *admits the guilt surrounding Jase’s death is getting too much for him.”

    Later, after downing a bottle of whisky, Phil bumps into Nick.

    Leading him up the alleyway, Phil bundles him into the barrel store of the Vic *before really going for him.

    But will a boozed-up Phil go further than even he meant this time?

    Fans can see Nick being given a pummelling on Thursday May 21 at 7pm on BBC1.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    EastEnders is to explore mental illness in one of its hardest-hitting storylines yet.

    Stallholder Stacey is diagnosed with bipolar disorder - formerly called manic depression - following her increasingly erratic behaviour since the death of a friend.

    In tonight and tomorrow's episodes of the hit BBC1 soap, Stacey, whose mum Jean has mental health problems, moves closer to breaking point.

    Lacey Turner, 21, who plays the character, said: "It's great that EastEnders is continuing to raise awareness of this difficult issue. I hope I can do justice to this challenging storyline."

    The soap's executive producer Diederick Santer added: "Stacey is a character of highs and lows, of great passions and dark moods.

    "This week, those contrasts become bigger and we realise her mood is far more complex than simply being upset about her friend's death."

    EastEnders has worked with charities such as Mind on the sensitive storyline.

    Mind's Paul Farmer, who hopes it will help dispel some myths surrounding mental illness, said: "It's fantastic that a highprofile soap is prepared to explore a mental health issue through such a popular, well-loved character."

    Source - Daily Mirror

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    EastEnders newcomer Syed Masood is to embark on a gay love affair with caterer Christian Clarke.

    Penniless Muslim property developer Syed, played by actor Marc Elliott, will find himself torn between his feelings and faith after sharing a gay screen kiss with Jane Beale's (Laurie Brett) brother Christian (John Partridge). The pair will then launch into a full-blown love affair.

    The story will primarily focus on Syed's struggles to come to terms with his sexuality as a practising Muslim.

    Describing the plot as a "traditional love affair, albeit with a modern multicultural twist", the show's production team has conducted a large amount of research into the issues surrounding such a taboo topic.

    EastEnders executive producer Diederick Santer said: "We've always tried to make EastEnders reflect modern life in multicultural Britain and we've always told social issue stories relevant to our diverse audience.

    "This isn't a moral tale of right or wrong; it's very much a human interest story where a young man struggles with the conflict between his faith and his feelings."

    He continued: "In this regard, it's not dissimilar to the story we told when Dot Cotton's deeply-held Christian beliefs came into conflict with her desire to alleviate Ethel's suffering [in a euthanasia plotline].

    "To all intents and purposes, Syed's a 'good' Muslim man: he doesn't drink, smoke or engage in sex before marriage. But he struggles with his sexuality when he finds himself drawn to Christian and he believes this goes against his faith.

    "This is not a story about Syed and Christian's physical relationship - we don't see anything beyond one kiss. It's more about the inner turmoil and conflict Syed endures trying to remain true to his faith while questioning his sexuality."

    He added: "Syed has already been ostracised from his family and community once and if he's true to his heart he risks losing his family again."

    Syed was first seen in the Walford soap at the end of last month when his mother Zainab (Nina Wadia) made contact with him for the first time in four years.

    Soon after his debut, viewers met his screen girlfriend Amira Shah (Preeya Kalidas), who failed to meet his mother's high standards. More recently, Zainab has been seen attempting to set Syed up on dates with her friend's numerous daughters.

    During the extensive research period, University of Nottingham sociology professor Dr Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip and Adnan Ali, head of Al-Fatiha, an international organisation for gay Muslims, were consulted.

    Meanwhile, a Gallup poll conducted earlier this month revealed that none of the 500 Muslims interviewed believe that homosexuality is morally acceptable.

    I'm sure his mother will love that :rolleyes:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭jkrowling

    Prob a bit randon but Christian or should I say John Partridge, does anyone know if he's the guy that does the voice overs on the sky information channel - very like him?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    BBC soap EastEnders has cast its first ever adult disabled actor.

    Wheelchair user David Proud will take on the role of Manda Best's (Josie Lawrence) son Adam, a 20-year-old self-obsessed, snobbish Oxford University student who arrives in Walford during the holidays to stay with his mother.

    Upon his arrival on the Square, Adam quickly forms a low opinion of Manda's boyfriend Minty (Cliff Parisi), while there's an intellectual meeting of minds as he's introduced to Libby Fox (Belinda Owusu).

    Both character and actor suffer from Spina Bifida, a developmental birth defect which results in an incomplete formation of the spinal cord.

    Speaking of his casting, the 26-year-old said: "I'm delighted and honoured to be joining such a talented cast. I'm very excited and looking forward to bringing the character to life."

    Executive producer Diederick Santer said: "I'm delighted to welcome David to EastEnders. He's a fine young actor with a wonderfully dry comic delivery playing an interesting and possibly rather irritating character. I'm sure he and his character Adam will be strong additions to EastEnders.

    "In recent years, we've had a number of regular and guest characters with disabilities, some of them children like Janet Mitchell and more recently Syd's son, Noah. We've also told the story of Jean Slater who suffers from bipolar disorder."

    He added: "But this is the first time we've had a regular adult character with a visible disability played by an actor with a disability. It's about time."

    Proud begins filming within the next few weeks and will make his screen debut in the autumm.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    Dawn Swann has a white water wedding — as she leaves Walford on a boat with Garry Hobbs.

    Garry (Ricky Groves) gets cold feet on their wedding day and tries to flee bride-to-be Dawn (Kara Tointon).

    But she pursues him with Heather (Cheryl Fergison) and Shirley (Linda Henry) and begs for another chance.

    After Garry relents, the pair sail off with Dawn’s daughter Summer in the episode to be shown in July.

    Source - The Sun

  • Registered Users Posts: 893 ✭✭✭joey54

    Whats the story with Stacey? She's gone completely off the rails! Is she leaving our screens? I heard a rumour that she was but it wasn't from the most reliable source!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,138 ✭✭✭foxy06

    Yeah she is gone off the rails alright. Think this will go on for a while and then she will see a doc be given meds and all will be "normal" again.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 Blue2005

    EastEnders Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden, is set to have a new love interest in the soap. Warning: spoiler alert.

    According to the Mirror, a source said: "Minty is totally paranoid that Manda still fancies old flame Phil, and thinks they could be having a fling.

    "He follows Phil to the Arches convinced he's going to find the pair of them together. When he gets there he sees something terrible - but it's not what he expected."


    Minty discovers that Phil is enjoying secret trysts with Garry's fiancée Dawn.

    They added: "She's always been a sucker for money and power and Phil has both.

    "Minty is left in the awful position of having to decide who he should tell. One thing's for certain, he won't want to see Garry get hurt."

    This could mark the beginning of Ricky Groves (Garry) and Kara Tointon (Dawn) final storyline in the soap as they are due to leave 'EastEnders' later this summer.

    In their final scenes, Garry jilts Dawn on their wedding day but apparently she rushes after him to stop him leaving.

    An 'EastEnders' insider said viewers will have to "wait and see" if it's a happy ending.

  • Registered Users Posts: 893 ✭✭✭joey54

    I wonder how far they'll be able to bring the Stacey story. She's had a lot of big storys over the last while. Wonder will her and Bradders ever get back together!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭Epicurus

    Phil Mitchell is not a happy bunny in EastEnders towards the middle of the month when he walks in on his mum Peggy (Barbara Windsor) kissing Archie (Larry Lamb).

    Having originally ousted Archie from the Square in April, Phil returns to Walford from holiday with his son Ben (Charlie Jones) and can't believe it when he sees Archie escorting Peggy back to The Vic from their meal. Seizing the opportunity to warn Archie again, Phil insists that he's still not welcome on the Square. Archie, however, maintains that he'll leave when Peggy tells him that there's no future for them.

    Having acquired a gun, Phil intends to use force to coax him to leave - as if the cement mixer and blow torch weren't enough! However, when he walks into the flat, he's stunned to see Archie and Peggy kissing.

    Peggy tries to reason with her son, but Phil's not willing to listen. Despite having 'promised' not to hurt Archie, Phil pops round to his flat and issues him with a final warning: leave Walford or die.

    As a parting shot, Phil drops a bullet into Archie's whiskey glass. Will Archie live to regret defying Phil?

    what is wrong with this woman. This would destroy one of my favourite soap storylines of the year; the ronnie and danielle storyline

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭angel01

    so unrealistic, she wanted him killed before and now she is all over him. she makes me sick. axe her please :mad:

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,588 ✭✭✭JP Liz

    The poison dwarf Peggy probably wants to get her own revenge on Archie

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